Donald Dickinson Obituary

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Donald Ira Dickinson

October 21, 1927 - January 28, 2013
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Donald Ira Dickinson, professor Emeritus Colorado School of Mines died January 28, 2013 @ Colliers Lutheran Hospice, Wheat Ridge, CO. Don was born on a pioneering ranch near Fort Collins, CO, October 21, 1927. He received his B.A. in English @ Colorado State University in Fort Collins and his Master of Arts in History of the English Language at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. He began teaching at the School of Mines February 1970 and retired August 22, 1997. He was an early innovator in the field of teaching English as a second language and traveled around the world three times on teaching or administrative...
Donald Ira Dickinson, professor Emeritus Colorado School of Mines died January 28, 2013 @ Colliers Lutheran Hospice, Wheat Ridge, CO.

Don was born on a pioneering ranch near Fort Collins, CO, October 21, 1927. He received his B.A. in English @ Colorado State University in Fort Collins and his Master of Arts in History of the English Language at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. He began teaching at the School of Mines February 1970 and retired August 22, 1997.

He was an early innovator in the field of teaching English as a second language and traveled around the world three times on teaching or administrative missions. He strengthened Mine's ties with various international corporations. Among those was the de Moraes International Conglomerate of Brazil. Awards include The Mines Medal for Service to Mines for the International Program, The Most Influential People in Jeffco Award, the Carol and Don Dickinson Sculpture Garden at Foothills Art Center in Golden, and other internationally related awards and honors.

Don is survived by his wife Carol, who was his fellow traveler and also a teacher. His is also survived by his daughter Lauren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, friends and colleagues.

Gifts may be given to Carol and Don Sculpture Garden in c/o Foothills Art Center, Golden.

Services will be held at the Calgary Episcopal Church, Golden, CO on Thursday, February 7, 2013. Visitation @ 10:00am followed by a Funeral Service @ 11:00am. A reception will immediately follow at the church.

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